Mr.greenpoints Launches New Web Site to Help Architects and Builders Achieve LEED Certification

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Mr.greenpoints launches new website with features unique to the industry to help architects, specifiers and builders identify green building products that can help earn points in green building certification programs. The service has capabilities not available anywhere else, including the ability to determine regionally manufactured materials to help users maximize the sustainability of products selections, stimulate local economies, and create green jobs.

Mr.greenpoints launches a new website to help architects, contractors and home builders sort through the confusing green building product marketplace. Mr.greenpoints provides product sustainability information based on user-defined criteria as well as a clear summary of the growing number of certifications that confirm and validate green product attributes. In addition, the website will allow users to determine when a product may help achieve regional materials credits by calculating and ranking the mileage from the manufacturing location to a project site, a feature not currently available anywhere else. Regional credits are intended to help limit energy use on transportation, stimulate local economies, and create green jobs.

"It makes perfect sense to give designers, builders and owners the opportunity to maximize the sustainability of the products that they're using. It has been possible to do this but the process required a lot of exhaustive searching for information. In this age of information technology there had to better way to provide this data. Mr.greenpoints combines all relevant information together for easy analysis, and with just a site zip code, architects, specifiers and builders can redefine how they approach regional materials," said Ryan Martin, LEED AP and founder. Mr.greenpoints makes it possible for users to tackle nearly an entire section of credits by using the aggregated information and regional search capabilities.

With green building forecasted to grow and lead the way to recovery from the economic downturn, many new products with sustainable attributes are expected to enter the marketplace in the next few years. At mr.greenpoints, new database entries will be logged simultaneously with product releases. "It's the intent of mr.greenpoints to give users a real-time product resource. The up-to-date information, the comprehensiveness, the concise product certification data and the ability to filter regional materials are what set the service apart. With 5,000 product listings already, most categories are well covered," said Martin.

Another aspect of the web that mr.greenpoints intends to leverage is social media. Martin says "Facebook is a great way for users to share experiences with products and approaches to LEED credits in a way that isn't possible anywhere else. Twitter is ideal for new product announcements and other quick notes. We're on both but still learning how to best utilize them. I invite our users to provide input on what will help them the most. Our goal is to help our users save time and maximize the sustainability of their projects. Mr.greenpoints is your personal research assistant, ready to go to work for you - 24/7."

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